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Merry Christmas!

Unread postby alfake » Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:03 pm

David, Don, Dr. Harout and all of you who contribute to make this photographic community such a helpful and enjoyable site… I wish you all the best and a merry christmas.

Sigüenza (Spain), 13th December 2008
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Re: Merry Christmas!

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:54 am

And Merry Christmas to all from Kelso!

All my winter and Christmas photos have been on the 5D MkII and the D3X this year, because that was my job this month - to review these cameras. So the A900 has been neglected.

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What you can't see at this size is that the focus is on different distances across the frame with the 24-105mm lens - parts of the tree which should be sharp are not, at full size. Even so it was a great walk in superb frosty conditions round the town.

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Re: Merry Christmas!

Unread postby pakodominguez » Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:55 am

Feliz Navidad, Alfonso!
Turrones?
Same for the rest of believers -I'm not into religion, but I do respect tradition

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Re: Merry Christmas!

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:36 am

Bless you Alfonso and a Merry Christmas to all (though our Christmas is on January 6, as we haven't changed it from the beginning). Opposed to Pako, I do believe in God and like Pako do respect traditions.
Merry Christmas to all with best wishes, most of all Health and Joy. :D
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Re: Merry Christmas!

Unread postby aster » Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:21 pm

Hi all, :D

Though I'm not Christian, I believe in all the good things that streghten human soul and will to be a better human being, whatever they may be, wherever they originate from, be it belief, creed, religion, work...Therefore I'd like to wish you all a very joyful Christmas and a prosperous new year and a peaceful World to raise children in. :D

I don't have a nice snowy scene from Istanbul right now because snow hasn't showed up yet but I do have a Christmas cactus photo that I took with the A100 and Tamron 90mm macro.

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Re: Merry Christmas!

Unread postby bossel » Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:52 pm

That's a nice cactus!

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Re: Merry Christmas!

Unread postby pakodominguez » Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:55 pm

Dr. Harout wrote:Bless you Alfonso and a Merry Christmas to all (though our Christmas is on January 6, as we haven't changed it from the beginning). Opposed to Pako, I do believe in God and like Pako do respect traditions.
Merry Christmas to all with best wishes, most of all Health and Joy. :D

Dear Dr,
I do believe in God -He's not the problem. I dont follow any religion, that's it.
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Enjoy the holidays!

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Re: Merry Christmas!

Unread postby bossel » Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:57 pm

This is one from 2 years ago. Shot on film (never again!), heavily postprocessed to remove dust and scratches and to add some colour
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Re: Merry Christmas!

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:59 pm

Sorry, Pako, I got it wrong. :?
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Re: Merry Christmas!

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:04 pm

Nice shot, Thomas. :D
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Re: Merry Christmas!

Unread postby bossel » Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:13 pm

aster wrote:Though I'm not Christian, I believe in all the good things <...> wherever they originate from, be it belief, creed, religion, work...

What most christians actually don't know, while his role is different, Jesus (and Noah, Abraham and others) are important prophets in Islam (and that's as much as I can say)!

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Re: Merry Christmas!

Unread postby aster » Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:38 pm

bossel wrote:
aster wrote:Though I'm not Christian, I believe in all the good things <...> wherever they originate from, be it belief, creed, religion, work...

What most christians actually don't know, while his role is different, Jesus (and Noah, Abraham and others) are important prophets in Islam (and that's as much as I can say)!


You are so correct Thomas! :D

I naturally didn't mention it in my post but we celebrate every prophet until Islam arrived as they are all in the Kor'an with praises to their names and lives and are a natural part of Islamic tradition. They are all highly esteemed and valuable prophets to us and on special days we either cook a special meal in either one's honour or do some other special thing. To follow in my grandmother's footsteps on Christmas eve , I'll probably be cooking a very special pudding with specific ingredients to honour the birth of Jesus Christ and his miracle and will share the pudding with friends.. :D

Thanks for liking my cactus, it's still in the living-room but at this time of the year bears no pink flowers. :D

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Re: Merry Christmas!

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:33 am

Here is another from me - this time from the A900 with 28-105mm. A shell, decoupage and carved wooden model nativity scene in the Charterhouse of Valldemossa, Mallorca - no idea of the date, looks 20th c obviously. The A900 allowed me to get dozens of extremely detailed interiors and exhibits from museums and houses in Mallorca, both using SSS and with tripod.

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There is an extreme WB adjustment in ACR and also use of Fill Light - which I am finding quite incredible with files up to ISO 400, and more effective than any other method of bringing up dark details.

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Re: Merry Christmas!

Unread postby kysham » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:11 am

Merry Christmas to all my new found friends & mentors in this forum. Here is one shot while I was in Singapore last month. Shot this in a shopping mall in Singapore. Christmas shopping starts early in Singapore, it seems.

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Merry Christmas, everyone! :D


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